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Clean, Quiet, Convenient, Comfortable Get-Away! Great Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Homestead Farm South. We are located in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Pisgah Forest, only four miles from the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest and just ten minutes from the town of Brevard and the Brevard Music Center. Nearby sites include Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and the Cradle of Forestry. Also nearby is the Dupont State Forest, including Hooker, High, and Triple Falls. Other area sites include Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Carl Sandburg's historic home, and Flat Rock Playhouse.

If you are tired of tiny hotel rooms with heat and air that are impossible to set, noisy halls, the trip to the Laundromat when you'd rather be sight-seeing, having to eat every meal out, not having a place to store the fish you just caught, and all the other things you dread about a vacation, then this is the place for you. Leave home without leaving the comforts of home!

We offer a one bedroom, air conditioned suite in an upstairs apartment with a private entrance that accommodates up to four people. Completed in 2000, the apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, washer and dryer, living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa, separate bedroom with a king-size bed and plenty of closet space, and a sundeck. The apartment is on a 22-acre farm with magnificent views that borders the French Broad River. Our farm animals include horses, goats, sheep, chickens, and turkeys, as well as Great Pyrenees dogs.

Keywords: Apartment over Carriage House,

Vacation Rental near Brevard, NC

More Details

Ken & Kim Burton
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Ken & Kim Burton

Homestead Farm South is named after Ken's ancestral home in Connecticut, Homestead Farm Dairy. When Ken and Kim moved to the mountains of North Carolina, they decided they would do something unconventional for a couple that had lived in the suburbs; they bought farm land and built Homestead Farm South. Ken wanted bison, Kim wanted goats and sheep, so they have goats and sheep, as well as a horse, chickens, turkeys, a donkey, and guardian dogs.

Ken & Kim Burton purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Ken & Kim Burton chose Smoky Mountains

Ken and Kim spent many months looking at properties, and they fell in love with the Little River valley area. Ken found this property when a colleague at work told him friends of his had property for sale, and when his coworker took him to show him the property, it was exactly where he and Kim had said they wanted to live.

What makes this apartment unique

Kim found the house plan and they made some changes to make it, including adding the apartment over the garage. Originally intended for visiting family and friends, or for a future Brevard College student willing to live there in exchange for helping out, they decided to try using it as a vacation rental at the encouragement of their contractor and with the assistance of a nearby B&B. It was a decision they have not regretted because they have had many wonderful people stay there through the years

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for everything. We had a great time! We'll check our schedule when we get home and give you a call. Have a safe 4th.
Jul 2003
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Pisgah Forest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Hardwood Floors, Cast Iron Propane Fireplace, High Speed Internet Connection, Towels and Linens provided, No Pets, three night minimum stay on holiday weekends.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Clean, Quiet, Convenient, Comfortable Get-Away! Great Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

Kim and Ken are the best! They made me and my 2 kids feel right at home. The apartment was just what we needed and was clean and comfortable. All the animals were a big hit with the kids. Say hi to Cricket!! I hope I can get back next year!! Thank you Kim and Ken!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, we are so glad you and the kids had a great time. We enjoyed spending time with you all roasting marshmallows, feeding the animals and grooming Cricket! We enjoyed listening to all your adventures you did as a family. We will certainly share some of your experiences with our guests! Thanks for staying with us and we certainly look forward to seeing you next year! Kim and Ken
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Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Kim and Ken are great hosts. The accommodations are perfect. Everything was neat and clean. The farm is refreshing with all sorts of animals. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alan, we're glad you returned to stay with us! We always enjoy seeing our guests enjoy this wonderful area we live in. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you all on your next biking adventure here in Transylvania County. Kim and Ken
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wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

I hate to write a review for Homestead Farm South. But that is just being selfish. I don't want other people to discover this perfect spot in Pisgah Forest. It is clean, quite, and peaceful. The location is close enough to be convenient, but far enough away from the sounds of the city. Ken and Kim are a great host and hostess, there to meet your needs, but not be in your business. I love the setting, the animals and the area in general. Perfect vacation spot for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay with us! The weather was great and we were glad to hear you had some enjoyable hikes. We always enjoy having you stay, please come back to see us! We are still awaiting the arrival of the lambs, we're sorry you missed their births. Thanks for the kind words and review. Enjoy your summer with the grand kids! Ken and Kim
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Clean, with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely upstairs apartment in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Nicely decorated, private and well-stocked. Friendly animals in the back pasture are a bonus.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we could have ever expected!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had bad experiences in the past with other companies... So we were not very hopeful. But we had to go and and visit my father in law due to his health.

We arrived to the apartment the door was unlocked and ready for our stay!! The unit had everything you could possibly need except for the food and I am sure if I had asked They would have provided us with that as well!!

We took our boys with us we had plenty of room for 4 of us and if we had needed to we had enough room for an air mattress.

The bed was just as comfortable as my own bed. The view was beautiful and seeing all of their farm animals was really cool also.

It was so nice that everything was taken care of so we didn't have to do anything.

We will definitely be staying here again, whether it be for a short weekend or a long vacation.

The place, the price and the owners we all great!!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your family stay here with us! We sincerely appreciate the great review and look forward to having you all return to the farm! Thanks again! Ken and Kim
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay - extremely clean with high end amenities (very comfortable king sized bed, nice pillows and plush towels) - close to town and good places to eat. We really enjoyed our stay and the animals were something we don't get to see often. Very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the mountains and the Brevard area. The weather was perfect for a warm fall weekend. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! Kim and Ken
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Corn Maze
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagles Nest Camp

Canoeing, and the Blue Ridge Corn Maze


Rates & Availability

Pisgah Forest Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.75%

Stay for a week and the 7th night is free!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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